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Mathias Debi, Perkins Kelley J., Isik-Ercan Zeynep, 12 December, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar discusses implementation science and how it can guide quality improvement initiatives and inform technical assistance. Presenters explore the role of implementation teams, data and feedback loops, and infrastructure as core elements…
Mathias Debi, Perkins Kelley J., Isik-Ercan Zeynep, 12 December, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses implementation science and how it can guide quality improvement initiatives and inform technical assistance. Presenters explore the role of implementation teams, data and feedback…
Massey Meg, Walsh Kelly, Milner Justin, Derrick-Mills Teresa, December, 2016
Other
This report describes evaluation design in PFS projects, with a focus on early childhood education (ECE). It is part of a larger toolkit for states, localities, and investors considering early childhood PFS projects and is based in part on…
Guo Ying, Dynia Jaclyn M., Logan Jessica A. R., Justice Laura M., Breit-Smith Allison, Kaderavek Joan N., Q4 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined fidelity of implementation (FOI) in the context of an early-literacy intervention involving 83 early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers and 291 three- to five-year old children with disabilities in their classrooms.…
Ding Peng, Feller Avi, Miratrix Luke W., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Applied researchers are increasingly interested in whether and how treatment effects vary in randomized evaluations, especially variation that is not explained by observed covariates. We propose a model-free approach for testing for the presence of…
Pituch Keenan A., Whittaker Tiffany A., Chang Wanchen, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Use of multivariate analysis (e.g., multivariate analysis of variance) is common when normally distributed outcomes are collected in intervention research. However, when mixed response--a set of normal and binary outcome--are collected, standard…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, May, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Within today's broad climate of evidence-based policymaking, impact evaluations increasingly influence policy and program decisions, including program funding, making these additional questions particularly salient. Recent methodological advances…
vonBargen Nancy, Schumacher Rachel, Tout Kathryn, Maxwell Kelly, 24 March, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar provides an introduction to evaluation planning and offers steps in developing a logic model to guide states with quality initiative evaluation. Particular attention is paid to the potential role of administrative data. Presenters share…
vonBargen Nancy, Schumacher Rachel, Tout Kathryn, Maxwell Kelly, 24 March, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that provides an introduction to evaluation planning and offers steps in developing a logic model to guide states with quality initiative evaluation. Particular attention is paid to the potential…
Spector Barbara S, 08 February, 2016
Book Reviews
Peer Reviewed
A review of a book containing a collection of writings on the role of implementation science in early care and education, with examples of applications of implementation science principles, strategies, and frameworks to early care and education…
Cohen Michael, Hadley Martha, Marcial Carmina, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
Formative research and summative evaluation are required and essential components of 2010-2015 Ready to Learn (RTL) activity. Formative researchers are integral members of the media production team, working closely with the content creators,…
Bell Stephen, Peck Laura, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
Background: When deciding how to allocate limited funds for social programs, policymakers and program managers increasingly ask for evidence of effectiveness based on studies that rely on solid methodology, providing credible scientific evidence.…
Page Lindsay C., Feller Avi, Grindal Todd, Miratrix Luke W., Somers Marie-Andree, December, 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
Increasingly, researchers are interested in questions regarding treatment-effect variation across partially or fully latent subgroups defined not by pretreatment characteristics but by post-randomization actions. One promising approach to address…
Peck Laura, December, 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
Several analytic strategies exist for opening up the "black box" to reveal more about what drives policy and program impacts. This article focuses on one of these strategies: the Analysis of Symmetrically-Predicted Endogenous Subgroups (ASPES).…
Green Beth L., Ayoub Catherine, Bartlett Jessica Dym, Furrer Carrie Jean, Von Ende Adam, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Klevens Joanne, Nygren Peggy, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in using administrative data collected by state child welfare agencies as a source of information for research and evaluation. The challenges of obtaining access to and using these data, however,…